NTFS issue

Edmund Laugasson ed.lau at mail.ee
Thu Dec 21 19:05:53 UTC 2006

> NTFS mount options include ┬┤umask┬┤ I believe...
> Try to mount with umask=777

I suggest:

1) open terminal

2) type: id - you will see the currently logged in user ID (UID) and 
group ID (GID) - remember them. Usually they are both 1000. If you need 
current user to access NTFS, then those are the ID-s, what you need.

3) into /etc/fstab write:

/dev/hdb2       /media/hdb2     ntfs 
defaults,nls=utf8,umask=007,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

You may also not use the umask parameter in /etc/fstab

4) The NTFS partition will be mounted with appropriate user rights:

sudo mount -a

For checking, what and where is mounted:


5) You may want to set right permissions to the folder, where it will be 

By the way - there are the project called Linux NTFS - 

You may want to mount NTFS with full write access...

Best Regards,
Edmund Laugasson

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